Category: Student Life

Iveta Nikandrovaite standing outside, smiling.

Zoology student, Iveta Nikandrovaite, describes how she found fitting in at Derby after moving from Lithuania to study at the University. 

Huyen standing in a garden, smiling.

Travelling thousands of miles to study is a challenge at any time but Huyen took on this challenge during a pandemic. For her, it was worth it, to pursue her goal of making a career out of helping others fulfil their potential.

Students socialising in halls

Thomas Berrington discusses why choosing the University of Derby is one of the best decisions he's ever made and shares his experiences of the applying to the University.

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Tom Berrington relates his experiences as a first year student and offers advice to new students.

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Thomas Berrington recounts five of his best moments during his time at the University of Derby.

A group of four students relaxin an a University of Derby hall residence

Thomas Berrington describes his daily routine whilst studying Media and Marketing at the University of Derby.

Three University of Derby students gathered around a laptop

June Hughes, University Secretary and Registrar at the University of Derby, gives her top tips for being prepared and staying calm during Clearing the process.

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Dr Sigrid Lipka, Associate Professor in Psychology at the University of Derby, discusses the challenges of being a university student during the 'new normal'.

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During the spring and early summer there was speculation that students would shun university places for September, turned off by the prospect of a perceived lesser experience – especially if all of their studies were online. But any concerns about prospective students deferring their university places as a result of the pandemic are increasingly misplaced.

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Ruth Sims, Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, gives parents and carers some advice on how to navigate results day, especially if things don't go exactly as your child planned.